Model: (Click to see more) 58047: Hotshot
Status: Restored
Date: 18-Jan-2004
Comments: 6
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This is the parts car I bought to restore the other 2. I finished the other 2 and had almost a cars worth of parts left. I decided to put every hop-up item I could find on this one. I have 2 that are totally stock, so tradition went out the window. It got the CRP wing and roof. It has the hop-up shocks, Hotshot 2 one piece under plate, Thorp torque limiter, which is a very neat piece of work. The wheels were supposed to fit the red drivers, but had to use hex drivers because the hole pattern is different, but they are great looking wheels and cost almost nothing. Gold to boot. It has a Kyosho 18x2 Mega Motor and a Super Rooster ESC. 3300 MAH battery and home printed decals, in reverse on the inside of the shell. It is fully ball raced inside and out, new everything, cups, dogbones, drive cups, gears, ariel, bumper kit, uprights, servo saver, just about everything on the original car was pitched and replaced. This is not the most economical way to build a car, but this is a one of a kind, and considering what the EVO is going to cost me, it wasn't that bad! By the time I built this one, I had come to know this design so well I could do one in my sleep. One of the reasons I had so many extra parts is when you are doing more than one restoration, you sometimes forget and buy extra things that are already in the mail. Kind of how I ended up with 4 ariel's. The car is very fast for a Hotshot 1, and with the beefed up suspension does quite well on uneven surfaces. One thing I highly recommend is shiming the upper and lower control arms to remove there notable play. It required 2 3mm washers for each arm. That is a lot of slop. They were new, but the gear cases were not. I wouldn't do this to a good stocker, but when I got this car, it had finishing nails holding the front arms on. It could be made back into an original Hotshot, but why? It is my runner, the other 2 are shelf queens. If you don't have a Hotshot, I recommend that you build one. They aren't that easy, but are an interesting design. Yes, I did leave on the resistors because they are one of the reasons I really like the Hotshot. Polished yet!






Motor side shot. Love those wheels! Note the front shocks, a Tamiya Hop-up. The Kyosho Mega Motor. Runs very fast. Looking down on front. Front shock close-up The back side. Thanks for this one Airxtreme!

Comments

rajicon

17-Aug-2004

Dig those shocks and wheels. Very interesting

SubaruBrattJunkie

17-Aug-2004

The shocks are a Tamiya hop-up, the wheels were supposed to be Hotshot 2, but didn't fit the hubs, running hexes instead.

mrcking

28-Aug-2005

very nice looking hot shot1.excelent job!!

Crash Cramer

27-Oct-2009

Bradd, I think those wheels are actually MRC Road Winner. Still looks cool and like a lot of fun to drive.

SubaruBrattJunkie

27-Oct-2009

I have 40 sets I bought for 40 bucks, anyone want a set? They will work with a standard hex. I have put them on lots of stuff, includes tires and wheels, just part of the half ton+ of parts I have accumulated!

Crash Cramer

27-Oct-2009

Throw a set of wheels and tires into my box when you can get a minute and then when you send it along, I can work with them.


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